The WSSR Council announces the ratification of a new World Record:

Record: Greatest distance sailed in 24 hours - up to 60 foot
Yacht: "Mediatis-Region Aquitane". Catamaran
Name: Yves Parlier and 5 crew
Dates: 9th/10th April 2006
Start time and position: 44 31.86'N; 1 29.28'W at 13.01 on 9/04/06
Finish time and position: 45 51.06'N; 15 31.20'W at 13.01 on the10/04/06
Distance sailed: 597.808 nm. rounded to 597.81nm.
Average speed: 24.91 kts

Comments: Previous record: 1994 "Primagaz" 60ft Tri, Laurent Bourgnon, FRA, 540nm. 22.5kts. This remains as the singlehanded, up to 60 foot 24 hour record.

John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council